Apple Dumplings & Brandy Sauce

Apple Dumplings & Brandy Sauce

A tender butter crust, baked to a golden brown, surrounds these pecan filled apple dumplings smothered in a rich sauce.

60 min. prep time
6 servings
151 Rating



2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sour cream
6 medium tart cooking apples, cored, peeled
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened


1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
1 tablespoon brandy*


Heat oven to 400°F.  Grease 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside.

Combine flour and salt in bowl; cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in sour cream with fork until mixture forms ball.

Roll dough into 19x12-inch rectangle on lightly floured surface. Cut 1-inch strip off 19-inch end; reserve. Cut remaining dough into 6 (6-inch) squares. Place apple in center of each square.

Combine sugar, pecans and 2 tablespoons butter in bowl. Fill center of apple with 1 1/2 tablespoons mixture. Fold dough up around apple; seal seams well. Place onto prepared pan, seam-side down.

Brush dough with milk; prick dough with fork. Cut leaf designs out of reserved 1-inch strip of dough. Brush with milk; place onto wrapped apples. Bake 35-45 minutes or until apples are fork tender.  Cover with aluminum foil, if crust is browning too quickly.

Combine all sauce ingredients in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil. Serve sauce over warm dumplings.

*Substitute 1 teaspoon brandy flavoring.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 690

Fat: 37g

Cholesterol: 96mg

Sodium: 360mg

Carbohydrates: 87g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 7g

Recipe #4566©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I make this once a year on Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) because apples is part of that tradition. Every year more and more people join in because of this recipe. This year I actually had to make them two nights to please the masses. If you do this recipe right, you will not only have a delicious dessert but a gorgeous (though temporary) table decoration. Double the sauce recipe as it is especially yummy and we always seem to run out.

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